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The new Royal Shakespeare theatre: thrusting into the future

By Jonathan Bate  

Are worries about the Royal Shakespeare theatre valid?

After a three-year, £112m renovation, today the Royal Shakespeare theatre in Statford-upon-Avon once again opens its doors to the public. My old friend Professor Stanley Wells was on the ten o’clock news last night, raining on the RSC’s parade as they showed off their new theatre to the world’s press. And Wells is not the only one raising objections. Full disclosure: I am on the Board of the RSC. But what’s the…

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